A most welcome Seattle return is made by esteemed poet, fiction and non-fiction prose writer Eileen Myles. At Elliott Bay for the well-received memoir of Eileen Myles’ dog, Afterglow, this visit over to Hugo House is occasioned by publication of a welcome new book of poems, Evolution (Grove Press).
“Evolution, Eileen Myles’s first all-new collection of poetry since 2011, circles back to classic themes such as their love of dogs, loneliness, and parental loss. These poems, however, are also immediate and pressingly contemporary. Myles is conducting an intimate exchange with the government, peering into their computer and saying hello to whoever might be surveilling them.”—Lambda Literary.
“Rich in vernacular and innovative line breaks, these poems ask to be read out loud...Myles crafts poems of a personal nature in Evolution. In very short lines, they are also reflective, contemporary, political, erotic and even aphoristic...In a bold collection of poems, Eileen Myles reinforces their justifiable fame as the unabashed voice of what’s left of New York’s downtown edginess.”—Shelf Awareness.
Co-presented with HUGO HOUSE. Free admission. More information on Eileen Myles’ visit here.